Air Wisconsin Flight 965

Air Wisconsin Flight 965Thursday June 12, 1980
After penetrating a thunderstorm massive amounts of water cause both engine to lose power. Although the engines were restarted the crew could not recover and crashed into a field. Engine failure due to massive ingestion of water into both engines. Crew error. Unwise decision to enter an area of thunderstorms. Critical weather not disseminated.

Crash Details

DateThursday June 12, 1980
LocationValley, Nebraska
Passengers13
Crew2
Fatalities13
Survivors2
Aircraft TypeSwearingen 226TC Metro II
OperatorAir Wisconsin
RegistrationN6505
Flight OriginAppleton, WI
Flight Destination Minneapolis, MN,
Valley, Nebraska
Air Wisconsin
Swearingen 226TC Metro II
1980